Well-being and mental health

Mental health and wellbeing

Family and Community Services are available by phone to connect you to support.


Call-in hours:
Monday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Effective June 27, 2020 Family and Community Services will no longer be open on the weekend.

Need help now? Crisis support numbers

FCS is now offering a variety of online programs and workshops for parents and caregivers as well as online and in person community programming for youth and families to foster well-being.

The Five Ways to Well-Being

Join in weekly challenges to boost your well-being an mental health. Well-being is when you feel good and enjoy your day to day life. By improving our well-being, we are better able to: engage with people and the world around us, have positive relationships, have a sense of purpose, and cope with challenges. There are five ways that can help boost our well-being through regular practice.

Challenge #1: CONNECT: Connect with someone you haven’t in a while. 

Share how you did using #SCwellbeing and #strathco on social media 

Mental Health 

Mental health is important for everyone and affects how we feel, think, act and interact with the world around us. We all want to feel safe, seen, understood and connected.

Why is mental health important?

Mental health impacts your ability to enjoy life, your self-esteem, how you appreciate the ones around you, how you deal with life challenges (stress, distress) and your connections and sense of belonging with others and your community.

How can you support your mental health?

By building upon our strengths and skills within ourselves and creating meaningful connections with others, we build our resiliency. Resiliency is the ability to ‘bounce back’ after we experience hardships or stress.

Resiliency can be built through having supportive people to connect with, healthy relationships, and through self-care such as physical activity, proper sleep, making time for you and eating healthy, well balanced meals.

Did you know...?

  • Positive mental health is essential to our overall well-being.
  • Positive mental health is something we all deserve and need to continually work at.
  • We all need a support system to lean on when life gets complicated.
  • Building resiliency helps us cope with stress and overcome adversity.

Wellness ideas and resources

Family and Community Services
Second floor, East Wing Community Centre
401 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7
Phone: 780-464-4044
Fax: 780-449-1220
Email: familyandcommunity@strathcona.ca

Disclaimer: Family and Community Services supports empowering residents by providing tools to improve personal well-being and relationships. Some information provided is offered by external sources and is intended as information only. Strathcona County is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information supplied by external sources. Users wishing to rely on this information should consult directly with the information source.

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Last updated: Friday, July 03, 2020
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